I am feeling low on energy today. I don’t know if it’s a “holiday hangover,” the gray day or maybe I’m coming down with something (please God no…) but I am lethargic and blah. I am sure that a workout would energize me and get me moving but I am not sure how likely that is to happen given that I have about zero motivation and a busy schedule for the remainder of the day.
Despite my lack of energy I have been very productive today. I love holing up in my office on days like this. It’s so cozy.
My breakfast this morning was oatmeal with pumpkin and banana. I really loved this bowl of oatmeal for two reasons. First, I used old fashioned rolled oats for the first time in months (I’ve been mostly using steel cut and oat bran). Rolled oats are still my number one choice for oatmeal. Second, I picked up some SoDelicious Coconut Milk Nog at the grocery and it is so delicious. It’s so creamy and much closer to real eggnog in texture than the soy milk nog.
Before lunch I snacked on this Roots spinach hummus with blue corn chips. This was my first time trying this brand of hummus (it was on sale at Whole Foods) and I enjoyed it. Great smooth texture, no strong garlic aftertaste and a short and understandable ingredients list. Roots offers all kinds of interesting hummus flavors and they’re based out of Asheville so what is not to love?
I got a little creative with lunch today. I have been craving smoked salmon lately for some reason so I threw some in my cart when I was shopping. I served it in a big bowl with spinach, leftover baked lemon-thyme risotto, feta and avocado. Risotto + smoked salmon + avocado = food perfection.
Lunch dessert! Just because I wasn’t home for Christmas doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy holiday dessert. I baked a coconut cream pie with gingersnap crust on Christmas Eve. Yummy.
Posted this on Facebook today but wanted to share here as well. The consensus seems to be that most of us can handle 3-5 but 1 and 2 are the tricky ones…especially 2. I couldn’t agree more but I’m trying to focus on taking it one day, one obstacle, one thought at a time. The big picture can be scary but the small details that make up the picture are a little more manageable. Most of the time, at least. Just remember that we are all a work in progress. Just when you have one thing figured out, something else demands your attention and consumes your thoughts. It’s a constant search for a balance of emotions, actions and circumstances that creates contentment. Although I recommend reading this article about the myth of life balance by Danielle LaPorte. It makes me feel a lot better about the cluster F I feel like is my life 99% of the time.
Whether you’re working, relaxing, shopping or traveling…have a good day. Hoping all of you that are snowed in are keeping warm. xoxo